KUWAIT, March 19 (KUNA) -- Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad bin
Hilli denied Wednesday evening press reports claiming he said a dispute among
Arab Gulf countries would be included in the agenda of the Arab summit, due in
Kuwait on March 25-26.
"Some media outlets have reported that the Gulf dispute will be discussed
(during the Arab summit) and this is not true," bin Hilli said in a statement.
"The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is capable of addressing any dispute or
misunderstanding among its members within the framework of its mechanisms and
wisdom of its leaders," he said.
Bin Hilli added that the GCC "has become a solid Arab institute and is an
important addition not only for its members but for ... the Arab League."
He hoped the dispute in the Gulf would be solved soon.
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby emphasized, during a meeting
with chief editors last Monday, that the Gulf dispute would not be included in
the Arab summit's agenda, and that it was a Gulf affair. (end)
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